The tale of a bird half parrot and half penguin who is considered a living god by some and a Hollywood star by others. With his friends Juanita and Ruffa the dog he sails in an ancient Egyptian craft from an island in the Antarctic up to the large penguin colony at Punta Tombo, Argentina and is discovered by a movie company shooting yet another penguin movie. Copyright 2007 by Roy Trumbull I was into the third or fourth chapter of this story and I still had no satisfactory name for my hero. I'd tried three different names and still wasn't happy. Then I read the obit of Alex, the amazing African gray parrot, who'd been the star of animal intelligence experiments. At once I knew that was the name I wanted. There is a new book about Alex, "Alex & Me" by Irene M. Pepperberg.